Today's Five Best Columns
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Nov 17, 2011 9:27AM ET
Cornel West is leaving Princeton in New Jersey and heading back to New York to teach at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, The New York Times reported, noting that it's the place "where he began as an assistant professor in 1977."
Nov 17, 2011 9:08AM ET
Thousands are streaming across the Brooklyn Bridge as part of the massive day-long protest marking the two-month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street.
Nov 17, 2011 8:44AM ET
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Nov 17, 2011 8:24AM ET
Another ironic illustration of the recession's vicious cycle: due to poor economic conditions, college graduates who can't find jobs move back home with their parents, which, in turn, appears to hurt the economy more because new households aren't being created.
Nov 17, 2011 7:52AM ET
A post on a Penn State fan forum was the key break in the Jerry Sandusky case, because it led investigators to coach Mike McQueary who finally "unburdened himself" about what he knew about the coach's sexual abuse of children.
Nov 17, 2011 5:15AM ET
Taking a page out of other cities' books, police in Dallas launched a 1:00 a.m. raid on the local Occupy Wall Street protest Thursday morning, removing tents and arresting about 20 people.
Nov 16, 2011 5:16PM ET
On Tuesday, an organizing group with the Occupy Wall Street protest hit a small roadblock that could be a sign of a larger obstacle when it got kicked out of the atrium at 60 Wall Street.
Nov 16, 2011 4:58PM ET
Discovered: why happier people are happier, bleak outlook for frogs, a theoretically good snack to keep you awake, an odd finding in a heart-attack study, and smoggier living may lead to strokes.
Nov 16, 2011 4:10PM ET
It's a somewhat depressing statistic: one in five Americans took at least one medication commonly used to treat a mental disorder in 2010, with women 25 percent more likely to seek out such drug treatment, according to a report released today from Medco, a health care company.
Nov 16, 2011 3:55PM ET
The new face of the youth-fueled Occupy Wall Street movement is none other than an 84-year-old woman who's spent her life crusading for liberal causes.
Nov 16, 2011 3:38PM ET
State College Police Chief Tom King says that Penn State assistant coach Mike McQueary's "discussions with police" about witnessing and stopping Jerry Sandusky's locker room child rape never happened.
Nov 16, 2011 3:36PM ET
The TSA is so sure airport body scanners are safe -- the kind that Europe just banned because of "cancer risks -- are safe, that it'scancelling plans for a health and safety study.
Nov 16, 2011 2:55PM ET
Whether you agree with it or not, the police raid on Occupy Wall Street certainly stirred up media interest the movement, which is something it had already been planning to do itself with a massive "international day of action" on Thursday.
Nov 16, 2011 2:29PM ET
The Secret Service has arrested Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, a suspect for this morning's White House shooting, at a hotel near Indiana, Penslyvania.
Nov 16, 2011 1:35PM ET
The Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street -- fairly or unfairly pegged as the yin and yang of American political discourse -- have flip-flopped in the polls.
Nov 16, 2011 10:43AM ET
The NYPD's treatment of journalists covering its raid on Occupy Wall Street on Tuesday has been criticized not only be news outlets and press watchdog groups but by the top New York City officials.
Nov 16, 2011 10:16AM ET
Former House Speaker and current president candidate Newt Gingrich was paid between $1.6 and $1.8 million for his consulting work with semi-public mortgage company Freddie Mac, reports Bloomberg.
Nov 16, 2011 10:12AM ET
For some it was an extraordinarily uncomfortable night of upright dozing at Zuccotti Park, but for others it was the first time they'd spent the night inside in weeks.
Nov 16, 2011 9:25AM ET
Rebecca MacKinnon on internet freedom, Holman Jenkins Jr. on Congressional insider trading, Ruth Marcus on the Supreme Court's health care ruling, Bret Stephens on Iran, and Josh Kraushaar on Obama's campaign.
Nov 16, 2011 9:08AM ET
Mike McQueary, the coaching assistant who witnessed Jerry Sandusky raping a child in the Penn State locker room in 2002, told CBS's Armen Keteyian that the case has left him, "all over the place -- just kind of shaken ... like a snow globe."
Nov 16, 2011 8:32AM ET
Nov 16, 2011 8:03AM ET
The White House, which always looks deceptively exposed when peering at it through fencing, had an errant bullet stopped by a ballistic glass, officials told the Associated Press.
Nov 16, 2011 6:55AM ET
The U.S. Postal Service lost $5 billion last year and would have lost double that amount if the government hadn't stepped in to give them a break on pension payments.
Nov 16, 2011 5:56AM ET
NASA posted a new listing on the federal government's jobs website on Tuesday, in search of a few men or women who might be looking to join their team of outer space explorers.
Nov 16, 2011 5:17AM ET
Seattle photographer Joshua Trujillo captured what may become the defining image of this week of Occupy unrest — an elderly woman being led away from the mayhem, her face covered with pepper spray.
Nov 15, 2011 6:37PM ET
Discovered: lots of hearing loss, the deep-voice appeal, gamers grey matter, the youthful brains of the long-living elderly, and very stressed surgeonfish.
Nov 15, 2011 6:25PM ET
Fewer kids today are losing their virginity during their teenage years than they were just a decade ago, according to the latest report on teenagers' sexual activity from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Nov 15, 2011 6:20PM ET
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that one person was shot and a suspect is in custody on the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business Campus.
Nov 15, 2011 5:41PM ET
On November 10 officials from several cities nationwide held a conference week to compare notes on their respective Occupy protests, but a spokesperson for Portland's mayor insists there's no conspiracy to end the movement.
Nov 15, 2011 2:14PM ET
While Jerry Sandusky, the former assistant Penn State football coach arrested for sexually abusing young boys, did his public image no favors with his interview on NBC's Rock Center with Brian Williams, his admissions to Bob Costas could end up hurting him the most in court.